John 15:7 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
Jesus teaching His disciples on how to keep their spiritual vitality makes the statement above. In the previous verses of John 15, He talks about the relationship between the branch and the vine (Joh.15:5). As New Creations, we are connected to God through Christ Jesus. The link is established by the Holy Spirit. Every believing Christian is baptized into the body of Christ and Christ by His Spirit dwells within. We have the responsibility to let the Words of God dwell in us richly (Col.3:16). As we let the Word of God take root in us, we will have a more fulfilled Christian life because of definite answers to prayer.
It is the Father’s desire to give us the Kingdom (Luk.12:32). He wants to meet our every need so we can grow in confidence and believe Him to meet the needs of those that are around us. This was the life of Jesus, He went about doing good (benevolence) and healing all. Likewise we are to be the source of all hope and light in our generation by letting the Word abide in us.
To have the Word of God abide in you is not to memorize it and quote it for show, but it is to have the Word of God ingrained in our heart, and let it gain ascendancy over our thinking, speaking and attitude. For the Word of God to abide in you, there must be a running consciousness of God’s Word in your heart and in your mouth. This is the lifestyle of faith that we are called to live. When things begin to look awry around you, you can rest assured in unwavering faith that whatever it is you wish or ask will be done for you.
Scriptures to meditate: Col.3:16, Joh.14:12-13, Eph.3:14-20, 2 Cor.4:18